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Kaplan Chicago

Chicago, United States
Excellent 4.8
School 5.0
Accommodation 4.0
Course 5.0
Free time activities 5.0
I feel so good about my choice for studying at Kaplan. I didn't expect it to be as good as it was! I feel now much more free (it was like that before too, but I mean I improved my English and now I can talk more fluently).

The school in the heart of Chicago is an ideal place to learn English.

Chicago is famous for its architecture, museums and theatres, its sporting teams, and its amazing food. America's 'Second City' has all the advantages of a large city, but retains its own individual charm. Chicago attracts visitors from all over the world and has a total population of three million people.

Our center is located on the Magnificent Mile, the famous shopping district in Chicago, and close to the beautiful Chicago River. We are near all major public transportation lines and just a short walk from the parks that line the Lake Michigan waterfront. With Kaplan International Chicago, you will really be able to make the most of your experience.


Vacation English TOP CHOICE
From 16 years old 15 students per class 1 lesson — 45 minutes
Course starts every Monday and is for all language levels
30 October—10 November

Vacation English courses focus on giving you the communication skills you need to sightsee and discover a new English speaking location. Learn the grammar and vocabulary you need to feel comfortable while traveling.

Take lessons for 3 hours per day, 5 times per week. All of our schools offer an extensive activities program to allow you to enjoy your time abroad, or choose to explore on your own.

This course is ideal if you want plenty of time off from your studies to enjoy your time away from home. Courses start every Monday in most of our locations worldwide, and we accept students at any level of English proficiency.

45 minute lessons for a minimum of 2 weeks.

20 lessons of General English:

Focus on the four main aspects of language: reading, writing, listening and speaking. These courses offer a semi-intensive English education that will help you learn quickly and effectively.


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Homestay Accommodation

40 minutes from school walking
Minimum age — 16
Half board

Our homestay families reflect the diversity of life in the United States. They include young, senior and single parent families and couples with and without children. American hosts live in houses, apartment complexes or townhomes and have varying ethnic backgrounds, diverse interests and different lifestyles.

Living in a homestay will allow you to practice your English in a real-life setting. It is important to remember that you are both part of the family and a guest at the same time. You may have to help with household chores, keep your bedroom tidy and make your bed each morning. Make sure

that you always ask for permission to bring friends around and let your family know if you will not be at home for dinner or will be going away for the weekend! We want you to be comfortable with your family, but we cannot promise a family of specific age, gender, or ethnicity. Every family is different and will have their individual lifestyles. Please make sure you

understand your house rules upon arrival.

Plan to arrive at your accommodation between 2:00 pm and 10:00 pm on the Saturday or Sunday prior to your course start date.

Breakfast: Breakfast is usually a light meal consisting of cereal, toast or fruit, frequently with juice or coffee. Often these foods will be made available to you and you will prepare your own morning meal.

Lunch: You will be responsible for purchasing your own lunch at a nearby restaurant or from a local store. A refrigerator and a microwave may be available for you to use at school.

Dinner: Dinner may be a shared meal in the evening, or occasionally you may prepare your own meal with food supplied by your host.

Most families have either wireless or DSL Internet in their home. However, you should plan to bring your own laptop and/or other mobile device since most families will not have a computer for you to share.

half board

Fornelli Apartments

10 minutes from school walking
Minimum age — 18
No meals

Fornelli Hall is student housing, millennium style. Student shared apartments within the 1927 crown jewel of Chicago’s art deco period, the historic Pittsfield building, which contains over 200 units encompassing 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom, and 3-bedroom units finished by renowned designer, Marguerite Petitte. Each unit features stylish furniture, upscale appliances, granite countertops and free Internet and local phone calls. The residence is walking distance to the Chicago River, Millennium Park and Michigan Avenue. Other freebies at Fornelli Hall include all utilities, the executive-level health

club, student lounge areas and free wi-fi in all areas of the building. To secure your comfort, Fornelli Hall has 24-hour security and on-site management. Located in the heart of downtown Chicago, Fornelli Hall is a 15-minute walk to Kaplan International Chicago Downtown and less than 15 minutes on the train to Kaplan International Chicago IIT. It is also a few steps from all the great cultural institutions, shopping and entertainment hotspots of Chicago.


Lifehack: download Uber (an app that enables you to request a taxi from your smartphone) and get $20 for your first trip by using promocode r19ur


Flight is not included. We recommend you to book your flight only after you get a visa to your destination country or make sure that you don't need one. Ticket price is for your information only.


March 2014
July 2013

It was not my first time going to Chicago for summer holidays. But I also prefer to study while I'm abroad. I feel so good about my choice for studying at Kaplan. I didn't expect it to be as good as it was! I feel now much more free (it was like that before too, but I mean I improved my English and now I can talk more fluently). So, I want to say that you guys are amazing! Chicago is the best city ever and I wish I could come to you again, because the experience I got is very useful to me and I know that you did a great job!

Thank you for all, have a good life!

Elizabeth B.

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444 North Michigan Avenue, Mezzanine Level, Chicago, IL 60611
United States
Average age: 25
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